December 18, 2017

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Clay Aiken Says Celebs With Nude Pics ‘Deserve What They Get’

by 35 mins ago

Long gone are the days where Clay Aiken stood on a stage, garnering attention for his singing talents as the runner-up of “American Idol” in 2003. Today he’s standing behind lecterns, hitting the campaign trail as a congressional candidate in North Carolina. But his recent comments about the recent leak of celebrity nude photos might have lost him a few votes of confidence.

In an interview with the Washington Post the former pop star basically said that he thinks the victims of the hack had it coming to them.

“Anybody who takes inappropriate pictures of themselves deserves exactly what they get,” he told the Post.

Although Aiken was quick to add that he supports online security.

“Of course whoever [stole and released the photos] should be hogtied,” he said. “And it’s unfortunate that we don’t have Internet security right now or the laws in place to protect people from pirating that stuff.”

So leaking the photos was wrong in his book… but it seem like he’s implying that taking them is as well? That’s the kind of slut-shaming attitude that perpetrates harassment and bullying for women who have gone through this kind of invasive experience.

The comments seem a bit out of character for Aiken, who has spent the past decade involved with organizations like UNICEF, and worked on the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities in 2006.

Even if Aiken thinks these women deserve their fate, the FBI doesn’t and their investigation is ongoing, with the ...

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Taylor Swift And Sky Ferreira Are Obsessing Over Each Other On Twitter

by 43 mins ago

It’s not too hard to become obsessed with Taylor Swift. We know that she gives props to frat boys, isn’t afraid to dish it out in interviews, and stands up for her longtime fans.

The latest to jump on board? Rocker chick Sky Ferreira, who admittedly said she may have been a little delayed in joining the TSwift fan club.

But Taylor doesn’t mind. In fact the coolest thing – and maybe this is why Taylor has BFFs ranging from Lorde to Karlie Kloss to Lena Dunham – is that the “Shake It Off” singer is also a fan of Sky’s tunes. Check out the mutual music props below.

Aw here’s hoping for the beginning of a beautiful friendship/music collaboration!

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Lady Gaga Set To Perform In Tel Aviv Despite Israeli-Palestine Conflict

by 20 mins ago

Lady Gaga will take the stage as planned tonight (September 13) at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park, performing hits from her latest album amidst conflict between Israel and Palestine, which are currently operating under a cease-fire agreement.

Earlier last week Gaga released a 10 second video titled “Lady Gaga’s Message For Israel,” where she said “Shalom” and expressed her excitement to make the stop in Israel on her international “artRave: The ARTPOP Ball” tour.

Mother Monster tweeted her excitement for the show, wanting nothing but “Love and Happiness” for the night.

Tonight’s concert takes place just 10 days before the release of Cheek To Cheek, the jazz album she recorded with Tony Bennett. Bennett will also be in Tel Aviv, performing just 24 hours after Gaga on Sunday evening, September 14 at the Mann Auditorium.

While there is no indication the two will make one if not two surprise appearances at each other’s performances, the logistics seem to favor the odds of a quick rendition of “Anything Goes.”

Earlier this summer everal high profile acts such as Lana Del Rey, Megadeth, Cee Lo Green and the Backstreet Boys all canceled shows.

Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys posted a video apologizing to fans, but said the band tentatively plans to postpone performances til Spring 2015.

Meanwhile, the Little Monsters are more excited than ever for tonight’s show, posting shots of their elaborate outfits on Twitter:

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This Is What Your Brain Is Like On Coffee

by 13 mins ago

Alright kids I know it’s a Saturday, but it’s time for a science lesson. Odds are you’ve already had a cup of coffee, or several, this morning. So here to tell us how caffeine affects your brain are the cool people at asapSCIENCE. Learning is fun I promise, and if you’re already feeling a little sluggish I highly suggest a latte would go well with reading this post. And here’s the first pour..

The Basics

When you’re awake a chemical called adenosine is produced, which binds to the receptors in your brain. This actually slows down your brain activity, making your brain feel more tired and leading you to feel fatigued throughout the day.

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The First Cup

Caffeine functions similarly to adenosine, as it works its way into your bloodstream, binding with the receptors in your brains. Caffeine replaces adenosine, and doesn’t come with the sleepiness effect. You are now awake. Yay!

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I’ll Have Another

As you become a longtime imbiber of caffeine your brain creates more adenosine receptors, and more caffeine is needed to elicit the same response. When you don’t continue to drink caffeine you start to feel withdrawal symptoms and become more tired.

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Coffee = Happiness

Caffeine also stimulates adrenaline, which is the fight or flight hormone. In turn, your dopamine levels increase, which is that awesome feeling where you love life and everything is sunshine and rainbows. Your brain on coffee equals happiness, which is the best thing ever.

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Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Rekindle Their Romance In Canada

by 6 mins ago

Alright Jelena, we’re on to you. After making some sly conclusions a few days ago that the possibility that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were back on again (from the duo selfie on the plane to his regram of her pic) could be a real thing, it looks like it definitely is.

To jog your memory, this is what we were given to start with on this goose chase three days ago.

That plane that they were on? It was headed to Biebs’ home country of Canada, where the two landed in Ontario. Maybe he took Selena along for the ride while he’s looking for some down home country inspiration for his next album? Biebs shared some snapshots from the vacay where the couple got some hang time with his fam and enjoyed the great outdoors.

Looking forlorn in a crop field a la Farmer in the Dell.

Saddling up and going horesback riding with what looks to be Selena in front of him.

After not posting any instagrams from the peaceful trip the past few days, Selena is on her way back to New York (smuggled hot Cheetos in hand).

What do you think? Are they back on? Let us know in the comments.

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Celebs Are Busy Catching Stray Balls And Laughing At Trick Shots At The U.S. Open

by 6 mins ago

It’s not enough to just sit in the stands, folks. Celebrities flock to the glittering Arthur Ashe stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens to see the top players in tennis battle for the U.S. Open title, and in 2014 they’re doing work. In the midst of drinking chilled rose and propping their feet up in the boxes, they’re getting in on the game.

Alec Baldwin For The Win

We’ve already mentioned it, but it bears repeating that Alec Baldwin wins best highlight so far when he oh so casually caught a stray ball after it took an errant bounce off the court. You’ll notice the ball boys (whose job it is to corral the neon yellow objects) duck out of harm’s way, while Alec simply faces the danger head on, calling his cat-like reflexes into action and extending his two hands with ease.

His wife Hilaria quick jerks during the moment, but Alec does. not. move. Thank you Alec Baldwin, hero of the U.S. Open, from saving fellow well-outfitted patrons from a potential ball to the face.

Alec Baldwin Takes A Selfie

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He later snapped a pic with a fan to memorialize the occasion. (Ed note: the official caption for this image from our photo service was “Alec Baldwin poses for a selfie.” Times they are a changin’.)

Oprah’s Bestie Gayle King Was There

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Watch Cody Simpson Shake His Hips Like Elvis

by 20 mins ago

Ladies and gentlemen, Cody Simpson is in the building.

In front of more than 13,000 fans at Friday night’s show in Toronto, the Aussie singer showed off his moves, covering Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog.” Taking cues from the King, Simpson busted out the trademark hip swiveling, to the delight of the screaming girls in attendance — also replicating Elvis’ effect on women.

“When I ain’t on the guitar I like to get groovy to elvis,” Simpson posted to Twitter. Also looking on was manager Scooter Braun, who gave Cody props, saying “What!?! @codysimpson killin Elvis #hounddog!!”

And for posterity purposes, the original is still good 60-some years later.

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One Man Dead After Shooting At Wiz Khalifa Concert

by 20 mins ago

One man is dead after six shots were fired backstage near production trucks outside of Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California directly after Wiz Khalifa‘s concert last night (August 22). The shots occurred around 11:05 pm just moments after the concert ended, according to local news channel KRON 4.

Officers who were on the scene working security at the event responded. The victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for multiple gunshot wounds. The weapon was a pistol with a large magazine and no arrests have currently been made. Authorities reported this morning that the victim died as a result of the shooting, and police are pursuing an active investigation to find the shooter.

Stay tuned to MTV News for further updates.

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Jimmy Fallon, Jim Carrey And More Added To VMA Presenter List

by 10 mins ago

It’s known about town that the Video Music Awards are the biggest party around, so it’s no surprise everyone wants in on the fun. And we’re pleased to announce that joining this year’s line-up as presenters are talented and generally funny people Jimmy Fallon, Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels and Chelsea Handler.

But this isn’t any of their first rodeo (if the VMAs were a rodeo, which they kind of are). Let’s take a look back at the new presenter’s MTV history.

Jimmy Fallon

The “Tonight Show” host can relax at this year’s show. Instead of hosting the whole darn thing he’ll only be handing out a Moon Man (like he did last year presenting buddy Justin Timberlake with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award). Fallon was cemented as one of the funniest hosts of all time when he took a turn entertaining the crowd for the 2002 VMAs, crushing an opening musical bit that had him doing everything from learning how to enunciate “Hot In Herrrrrrrre” from Nelly, to singing Enrique Iglesias‘s “Hero” magestically blowing in the wind.

Chelsea Handler

Handler hosted the 2010 VMAs, when she made an elaborate entrance, fan-girled for Justin Bieber, and got a pep talk from Lindsay Lohan. We can’t wait to see what snarkiness she brings this year.

Jim Carrey

A longtime member of the MTV family, Carrey once showed up to our awards show in full character. At the 1999 MTV Movie Awards Carrey, nominated for Best Male Performance ...

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Watch Miley Cyrus Freak Out Over A Bee In This Flashback VMA Clip

by 58 mins ago

Miley Cyrus is completely fearless and up for anything these days. From getting tatted up, acquiring questionable pets, and letting a fan grope her during a meet and greet.. and that’s all been just in the past month.

But before Miley was the platinum blonde with the pixie who twerked on Robin Thicke in a nude plastic onesie, she was still the Miley from “Hannah Montana,” who was just breaking into the heavy-hitting music biz. Notably, she had very long brown locks. So it’s hard to even think that this prepubescent Miley is in any way related to the Miley of late, or that she would be scared by anything. Let alone a little bumbly bee. (She did just go glamping in the woods, with bugs and stuff).

Enjoy this precious gem of a moment where during the 2008 VMA Pre-Show, Miley’s fans warned her—out of love we’re sure—that she had a bee on her. Then watch the freakout commence. Miley loses it, screaming and running as much as she can in the enclosed interview space, clutching the mic cube in terror.

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift were by her side as all three girls were up for the Best New Artist category that year, and react about how you’d expect them to.

You’ll notice that Katy Perry has a chain reaction from Miley’s screams, while Taylor stays cool, calm and collected and lets the other two flit about in panic, saying “breathe, just breathe.”

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